On his US trip, Olaf Scholz had sought to meet Vice President Kamala Harris. The refused. An encounter nevertheless took place.
Washington, DC – Vice Chancellor and Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz went to the United States these days – and his political ambitions are always in his luggage just three months before the federal election. The SPD top candidate is striving for the Federal Chancellery, the election campaign is in full swing. A photo with Vice President and Democrat hope Kamala Harris would be a nice souvenir of his first US trip to Donald Trump. However, nothing came of the intended meeting with the Democrat. Instead, a strange street scene occurred.
Last Friday, Scholz met Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. An important ally in the fight of the German finance minister for a global minimum tax. For the SPD politician, it is one of his central concerns – digital giants like Amazon would have to pay more taxes in the future. It is a good opportunity for him to present himself as a “doer”. But shortly before the meeting at the US Treasury Department, Scholz came across Kamala Harris. This was reported by, among others Southgerman newspaper. At least he apparently saw Biden’s deputy from a distance.
Kamala Harris rejects a meeting with Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz – but a meeting takes place anyway
Because when the German Vice Chancellor stepped out of a coffee shop to set off on foot with his delegation to the Ministry of Finance, he was thwarted. And by Harris of all people, she writes Southgerman newspaper, is on the move with her convoy at this very moment. And blocked the way for Scholz. The photographers present took advantage of the moment and looked to the Vice-Chancellor. The one with his hands in his pockets waiting for Harris, who had previously rejected him, to drive past him.
As the newspaper reports, Vice President Kamala Harris wanted to avoid the appearance of interfering in the German election campaign. Therefore, she politely declined a meeting with Olaf Scholz. (aka)
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